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  • Obama's Cuba moves reflect Florida political shift

    Updated: 26 min ago

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — For decades, the politics of Cuba in Florida were simple: anything less than a hard line stance against Fidel Castro was a sure way to lose a race for office. President Barack Obama's surprise decision this week to restore diplomatic relations with the...

  • 2 dozen injured in southern Indiana bus crash

    Updated: 28 min ago

    SEYMOUR, Ind. (AP) — More than two dozen people were injured when a double-decker bus traveling from Chicago to Atlanta slid off an interstate in southern Indiana and rolled on its side early Saturday. The bus, operated by Megabus and carrying about 70 passengers, left the road about...

  • Officer kills teen who was attacked with machete

    Updated: 59 min ago

    WILLOW CREEK, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a California Highway Patrol officer shot and killed a 17-year-old who attacked him with a machete. CHP Capt. Adam Jager said Friday that the officer stopped to help the boy, who had hit a telephone pole in Humboldt County, when the teen...

  • Egypt president meets Qatar envoy

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's President has met with an envoy of the Emir of Qatar, the first such meeting since Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi took office last summer, signaling a thaw in relations between the two nations. The meeting was also the first meeting since Gulf countries, led by Saudi...

  • Egypt official says nearly 10,000 detained this year

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian security forces have detained nearly 10,000 suspected militants, rioters and others wanted in violent attacks over the past 12 months in a crackdown a senior interior ministry official said Saturday targets those attempting to curtail Egypt's development. The...

  • Francis names new camerlengo

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — The pope has named French Cardinal Jean Louis Tauran to the role of camerlengo, or chamberlain, who takes over the day-to-day running of the Holy See as soon as a papacy ends. Tauran replaces retired Vatican Secretary of State Tarcisio Bertone, who served in the...

  • DWI charges for woman who sought driving job

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    FORT EDWARD, N.Y. (AP) — Police say a northern New York woman has been arrested on charges of driving drunk after trying to apply for a job — as a driver for a social services agency. The Washington County sheriff's office says the 50-year-old woman went to a county office in Fort...

  • Spaniards protest their nation's proposed security law

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    MADRID (AP) — Thousands of people protested in Spanish cities on Saturday against a proposed law that would set hefty fines for offenses such as burning the national flag and demonstrating outside parliament buildings or strategic installations. The Public Security Law was approved by...

  • Judge dismisses suit by family saved at sea

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — A judge has dismissed a lawsuit against a satellite phone company by a California couple rescued with their sick 1-year-old from a disabled sailboat that was attempting to circle the world. The Union-Tribune reports Saturday (http://bit.ly/1Cj9BE6) that a San Diego...

  • Soviet threat to Santa? No way, said JFK in 1961

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    BOSTON (AP) — The Kennedy Presidential Library wants to remind the world that not even the threat of thermonuclear conflict can stop Santa Claus from making his rounds. The library has republished the text of a 1961 letter from President John F. Kennedy reassuring a little girl who...

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